Monday, March 30, 2009

Call to Action From Stop Family Violence's Irene Weiser

Hello Stop Family Violence Activists!
Your help is urgently needed.
As the economy plummets, family violence is skyrocketing. Shelters are full and are turning victims away; calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline have increased dramatically. Meanwhile, declines in local and state funding have forced some programs to cut staff and scale back services.
Congress is beginning to make decisions about funding allocations for 2010. They need to hear from you to know that funding for the programs that keep our families safe must be a priority!
ACT NOW! Visit to urge your Representative to support full funding for the Violence Against Women Act and other victim service legislation.
You'll be in for a surprise when you visit our website - we've launched a new design! After you take action, go to our home page and take a look around - Use the "contact us" webform to let us know what you think!
Please forward this message to others, post to blogs and social networks. Let's do all we can to make sure that protecting our families is a funding priority!
Together, we can
Irene Weiser

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